April 01, 2014

France A. Córdova Sworn in as NSF Director

France A. Córdova was sworn in March 31, 2014 as the director of the National Science Foundation for a six-year term.

Córdova is president emerita of Purdue University, where she served as president from 2007 to 2012. Among many other prestigious positions, Dr. Córdova was the UC Riverside chancellor and distinguished professor of physics and astronomy from 2002 to 2007, and she was the vice chancellor for research and professor of physics at UC Santa Barbara from 1996 to 2002.

More information is available in the NSF press release.